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Circaflex

I just took the dive into debian and im trying to get my intel wireless to work, trying to enter this command

sudo tar xzf ipw2200-fw-3.0.tgz

i get an error stating "username" is not in the sudeors

I am set as an administrator on this machine.

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Miuku.

/etc/sudoers is not properly configured - or more likely, your user is not in the sudo group. You should add that user to the group, logout and login.

http://wiki.debian.org/sudo

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Barney T.

Debian uses "su"

Open the terminal, type "su" (without the quotes), enter password. You are now logged in as administrator. Debian does not use "sudo" out of the box.

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384403

The firmware for ipw2200 is in the repositories.

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Gerowen

Just install the optional firmware packages in synaptic then reboot. For future reference, if you enter a root password on installation, it does not add you to the sudo group.

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